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Poster: ducats Date: May 5, 2009 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 1/2 a ducat?

4/8/85.

maybe somebody puts up the link?

then maybe the "later" heads can discuss walking the dog - big boss man. I think I remember the show being not 1/2 bad with the first 3 numbers making the night.

I remember standing there thinking did I just hear that - or am I trippin my balls off. The walkin wasn't half bad. I could have sworn they played it ALOT more (is the total of 6 really correct?) in the early 70's. Why break it out in 84 - then 3 in 85 then see ya? decided he didn't like it I guess?

Wasn't that the same stop as the hand jive?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

The ducat (IPA: /ˈdʌkət/) is a gold coin that was used as a trade currency throughout Europe before World War I. Its weight is 3.4909 grams of .986 gold, which is 0.1107 troy ounce, AGW, actual gold weight.

A Half ducat would then be 0.05535 troy ounce

or

$41.51

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2009 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

Damn...he coulda bought the whole bar...don't have my currency conversions straight, eh partner?

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 5, 2009 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

I think I reviewed one of the 4,000 copies of this show posted here. Used to have this one on a couple of battered TDKs; this was a very popular and heavily circulated show among Heads in my neck of the woods back in the day.

Almost a quarter century on, Jerry's vocals sound like a gnome getting castrated, but overall this first set is well above average for what was a generally bleak era. The boys actually sound awake and excited to be playing.

Too bad whatever got into them was lost during the break. "Revolution" opener looks better on paper than it actually sounds; after that, it's back to business as usual for a ho-hum second set.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 5, 2009 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

"Jerry's vocals sound like a gnome getting castrated"


LMAO!!!!! best funny of the day!!!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 5, 2009 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

Thanks- an abiding love of the GD shouldn't stand in the way of an honest assessment.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

Ask and

SBD
http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-04-08.sbd.wiley.8755.sbeok.shnf

AUD
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-04-08.aud.holtz.JAZ.96598.flac16 -- I have not listened so can't say what is quality

My rec for today - May 77
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-05.sbd.stephens.8832.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 5, 2009 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

4/8/85:

The echo effect when Jerry saves Bobby's bacon on the "Pretty maids all in a roooooooowwwww" section of "Walkin' the dog" is worth the price of admission of that show.

5/5/77:

Seems like they played a million "all time" SUGAREEs in '77. Well, here's another one. Absolutely killer.

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2009-05-05 13:32:20

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 5, 2009 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

yes and maybe 5/5/79 as well

Shake it, Shake it

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-05-05.sonyecm.walker-scotton-miller.89056.flac16

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

"He laid down half a ducat...I seez 'what'll it be, stranger?' and he glanced around the bar before grumbling 'what'll it get?' but before I could reach for the 8 gauge, a shot from the doorway took off most of the stranger's ear, and it flew into the air, and landed, pretty as can be in the glass I was gonna fill...I noticed the hair mixed with blood. And then,..."

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: May 5, 2009 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1/2 a ducat?

Benny! Come up! We got us the Josey Wales.